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Classical Editor: Rob Barnett

BRIAN, Havergal

b Dresden, Staffordshire, 29 January 1876

d Shoreham, Sussex, 28 November 1972, aged ninety-six

At the age of fifteen he was organist at the local church. He became apprenticed to a joiner, and then a representative for timber merchants. He was self-taught in composition, and befriended Elgar and Bantock. In 1912 he moved to London, but was very unsuccessful and destitute. In 1918 he became assistant editor of the Musical Opinion, staying in this post until 1939 and writing magazine articles.

1895-6 (19)

Requiem, for baritone, chorus and orchestra (discarded)

1899 (23)

Pantalon and Columbine, romance for small orchestra (discarded)

1900 (24)

Tragic Prelude, for large orchestra (discarded)

1903 (27)

Burlesque, variations and overture on an original theme for large orchestra

Legende, for large orchestra (lost)

1903 or 1905 (27 or 29)

'Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?', partsong

1904 (28)

For Valour, concert overture

Hero and Leander, symphonic poem (lost)

1904-5 (28-9)

Psalm 23 for tenor, chorus and orchestra

1905 (29)

Psalm 137 for baritone, chorus and orchestra

1906 (30)

First English Suite

Carmilhan, for contralto, chorus and orchestra

1906-7 (30-1)

Psalm 68 for soprano, double chorus and orchestra

1907 (31)

The Vision of Cleopatra, for soloists, chorus and orchestra

1907-8 (31-2)

Fantastic Symphony (revised 1912)

1911 (35)

In Memoriam, symphonic poem

Doctor Merryheart, comedy overture for orchestra

1912 (36)

'Three Herrick Songs'

'The Pilgrimage to Kevlaar', ballad for chorus and orchestra (lost)

1914 (38)

Red May, march for brass band (lost)

English Rhapsody, tone poem for orchestra (lost)

Children's Operetta (lost)

1915 (39)

English Suite No 2 (lost)

Legend, for orchestra (lost)

1916 (40)

Three Comic Dances for orchestra (lost)

Razamoff, symphonic drama (lost)

1917-20 (41-4)

Comic Opera (revised 1925-32)

1919 (43)

Tales of Olden Times, three preludes for small orchestra (lost)

1919-20 (43-4)

English Suite No 3

1919-27 (43 51)

Symphony No 1, Gothic

1920 (44)

Five Symphonic Dances

Legend, for violin and piano 1

921 (45)

English Suite No 4

1930-1 (54-5)

Symphony No 2

1931-2 (55-6)

Symphony No 3

1932-3 (56-7)

Symphony No 4

1934 (58)

Violin Concerto No 1 (lost)

1934 5 (58-9)

Violin Concerto No 2 (lost)

1937 (61)

Symphony No 5, Wine of Summer

1938-44 (62 8)

Prometheus Unbound, cantata

1947-8 (71-2)

Symphony No 6, Sinfonia Tragica

1948 (72)

The Tinker's Wedding, comedy overture

Symphony No 7

1949 (73)

Symphony No 8

1950-1 (74-5)

Turandot, opera

1951 (75)

Symphony No 9

1952 (76)

The Cenci, opera

1953 (77)

English Suite No 5

1953-4 (77-8)

Symphony No 10

1954 (78)

Symphony No 11

Elegy, symphonic poem for orchestra

1955-6 (79-80)

Faust, opera

1957 (81)

Symphony No 12

Agamennon, opera

1959 (83)

Symphony No 13

1959-60 (83-4)

Symphony No 14

1960 (84)

Symphony No 15

Symphony No 16

1960-1 (84-5)

Symphony No 17

1961 (85)

Symphony No 18

Symphony No 19

1962 (86)

The Jolly Miller, comedy overture

Symphony No 20

1963 (87)

Symphony No 21

1964 (88)

Cello Concerto

Concerto for orchestra

1964 5 (88 9)

Symphony No 22, Symphonia Brevis

1965 (89)

Symphony No 23

Symphony No 24

1965-6 (89-90)

Symphony No 25

1966 (90)

Symphony No 26

1967 (91)

Symphony No 27

Symphony No 28

Symphony No 29

Symphony No 30

Fanfare for orchestral brass

1967-8 (91-2)

Symphony No 31

1968 (92)

Legend: Ave atque vale, for orchestra

Symphony No 32

For greater detail visit the Brian website

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